Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category

LSD: My Problem Child – Forward

May 4, 2009

LSD � My Problem Child

Albert Hofmann

Foreword

There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an experience can be as light and fleeting as a breath of air, or it can imprint itself deeply upon our minds. (more…)

Colbert quotes

February 27, 2009

“Torture is only cruel and unusual if we don’t doit that often. From what I’m hearing, it’s becoming cruel and usual. So from a constitutional standpoint, torture is a go!”

“Most disappointingly, my own Catholic Church is against the death penalty. Pretty hypocritical considering they wouldn’t even have a religion if it weren’t for capital punishment.”

“Researchers studying visual signaling have found that cute images stimulate the same pleasure centers of the brain aroused by sex, food, and mind-altering chemicals?. And cuteness serves as an alternative to psychoactive drugs like cocaine. You have not known true euphoria until you’ve done a line of puppies off a stripper’s ass.”

On income taxes: “We’ll never get the big government gorilla off our backs as long as we keep feeding the money monkey with our banana bucks. And it’ll keep throwing its fiscal feces at us. I can run with this metaphor as long as I have to.”

“It’s never okay for men to cry. You know who cries? Girls. And little babies. And little baby girls. A man holds it in. Until his eyeballs swell up to the size of baseballs, his throat feels like it’s about to explode, and his gut just aches like there’s a snake wrapped round his heart. Sure, that’s why we die earlier, but it’s worth it. At least we don’t look weak.”

Atheist tombstone

February 5, 2009
Atheist Headstone by GINDERBELL.

Pope likens “saving” gays to saving the rainforest

February 4, 2009
Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:46pm GMT

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Benedict said on Monday that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behavior was just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction.

“(The Church) should also protect man from the destruction of himself. A sort of ecology of man is needed,” the pontiff said in a holiday address to the Curia, the Vatican’s central administration. (more…)

Welcome To Albino Island

January 11, 2009
Africa ... albino child

WITH their milky white skin, wispy hair and haunting, pale eyes, they are called “the living ghosts” by locals.

And the vulnerable albinos of Tanzania in East Africa have more than insults to fear.

They are being hunted down and hacked to death to satisfy a growing demand for their body parts and blood to use in black magic. (more…)

10 common German prejudices about the USA

December 26, 2008

Whenever people talk about the USA, it doesn’t take long until you hear sentences that start with “That’s typical. Americans are all…”. Well, what are you? I’ve asked around, talked to people and this is a list of the 10 prejudices I’ve heard most often. (more…)

Proof that creationists evolved from monkeys

December 3, 2008

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kamiyak/Cheeky20Monkey.jpg

Source: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~kamiyak/Cheeky20Monkey.jpg

Sarah Palin Will Never Be President — Trust Me

November 12, 2008

November 12, 2008

Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer

Posted November 11, 2008 | 03:00 PM (EST)

The small smear of red on the otherwise blue electoral map looks more like a minor bloodstain on a dirty Band-Aid than anything resembling a national political party. Who voted for McCain/Palin in bigger numbers than they even voted for Bush/Cheney? Only one shrinking group: uneducated white folks in the deep south and a few folks in Appalachia. Take away the white no-college-backwoods-and/or-southern McCain/Palin vote and the Republicans would have been approaching single digit electoral college oblivion. (more…)

Red Sex, Blue Sex

November 4, 2008

Why do so many evangelical teen-agers become pregnant?

by Margaret Talbot November 3, 2008

The “sexual début” of an evangelical girl typically occurs just after she turns sixteen. Photograph by Mary Ellen Mark.

The “sexual début” of an evangelical girl typically occurs just after she turns sixteen. Photograph by Mary Ellen Mark.

In early September, when Sarah Palin, the Republican candidate for Vice-President, announced that her unwed seventeen-year-old daughter, Bristol, was pregnant, many liberals were shocked, not by the revelation but by the reaction to it. They expected the news to dismay the evangelical voters that John McCain was courting with his choice of Palin. Yet reports from the floor of the Republican Convention, in St. Paul, quoted dozens of delegates who seemed unfazed, or even buoyed, by the news. A delegate from Louisiana told CBS News, “Like so many other American families who are in the same situation, I think it’s great that she instilled in her daughter the values to have the child and not to sneak off someplace and have an abortion.” A Mississippi delegate claimed that “even though young children are making that decision to become pregnant, they’ve also decided to take responsibility for their actions and decided to follow up with that and get married and raise this child.” Palin’s family drama, delegates said, was similar to the experience of many socially conservative Christian families. As Marlys Popma, the head of evangelical outreach for the McCain campaign, told National Review, “There hasn’t been one evangelical family that hasn’t gone through some sort of situation.” In fact, it was Popma’s own “crisis pregnancy” that had brought her into the movement in the first place. (more…)

Top 10 Offbeat Quotes About Hell

November 4, 2008

BOREDOM Image

I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.”
—Isaac Asimov, quoted in Philosophy on the Go, 2007 (more…)